The Association shall be called the British Long Distance Swimming Association.
2.1. To promote the art and sport of swimming and particularly long distance swimming.
2.2. To ensure adequate safety standards.
2.3. To draw up and publish uniform laws and rules for the control and regulation of the Association’s events and of individual swims by its members who seek recognition by the Association.
2.4. To establish liaison where ever possible with all similar organisations with a view to international standardisation of long distance laws and rules.
3.1. The Association may be affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association.
4.1 Each application for membership shall be made on the official form which, accompanied by the subscription, must be forwarded to the Honorary Membership Secretary.
4.2a The Association reserves the right to refuse membership and in the event of an application being rejected the subscription shall be refunded to the applicant.
4.2b The applicant has the right of appeal against this decision.
4.2c The appeal would be considered by the appeals Panel whose membership would be as in 22.2.
4.3a The Association, through the Executive Committee, reserves the right to suspend or expel any member by a majority of two-thirds of those attending the meeting provided notice and reasons of such proposed expulsion is given on the notice calling the meeting and the member concerned has been notified beforehand in writing.
4.3b The applicant has the right of appeal against this decision.
4.3c The appeal would be considered by the appeals Panel whose membership would be as in 22.2.
4.4 Any member who does not wish their name and address divulged to any other member or prospective member should contact the Hon. General Secretary or the Hon. Membership Secretary in writing to that effect.